MEET JULIENNE BURLESON…
In 1995, Julienne Burleson was just a naive’ Southern California girl living a carefree life of fun in the sun. All of that changed, however, when an acquaintance invited her to Ecuador and asked her to bring back some artwork—artwork that, unbeknownst to Julienne, is filled with cocaine. Thus begins Julienne’s multi-year ordeal in the Ecuadorian prison system.
Chronicling her harrowing journey in vivid detail, Julienne describes what life is like in a third world prison. Yet despite the cruel conditions, Julienne manages to find light, hope, and even forgiveness in the darkest of places.
How can some people live through such an experience without letting prison destroy their minds, while others crumble and are ruined for the rest of their lives? Find out in this inspiring memoir and discover how Julienne refuses to let this horrific experience define her.
Surviving Camp Inca: A Life-Changing Prison Experience is a heartrending story with a powerful message:
No matter what you’ve been through in your life, it is possible to move past it, learn and grow from it, and become a better person.
“This is an amazing true story of a strong, courageous young woman whose life was turned upside down, to say the least. Wrongly accused of unknowingly transporting illegal drugs out of Ecuador to the U.S. she finds herself helpless in a country where she could not communicate because of a language barrier. I recommend this book to anyone to experience her strength & in the end – her faith to get her through those years of incarceration. I started reading it in an afternoon & hated to put it down but finished the next morning! ” -Sandie Moonie
“Julienne’s true story of a horrendous mis-justice of incarceration in Ecuador is a story of true courage, strength, determination, and faith. This is such a sad, but inspiring story that, after read, shows you that no matter how bad situations may seem, your faith and hope in the Lord always prevails. I read this book, cover to cover, in one day. I just could not put it down. This is a must read for sure! ” – Carrie Cook
“Julienne Burleson’s story is nothing short of AMAZING! This is a must read. You will be inspired by her strength and determination to live through the incredible nightmare she faced at a very young age. The details of her experience will keep you reading and her ability to live through such a desperate situation will inspire you to be courageous when you face difficult situations.” – Lisa Hall
“Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. Everything Julienne said brought back so many memories. I walked those corridors with her in my mind. And I thanked God for the Free Gift that He has given me. I volunteered in that prison ministry with Joan for about five years, and that time there was one of the biggest blessings of my life. Julienne had been released by the time I started helping with the ministry, so I never knew her personally. But I heard so many stories about her, and the wonderful changes that God has brought about in her life. Make no mistake. This is a true story. The conditions she described are real. I visited every one of those prisons she described. There are still women suffering daily in these conditions. Faces and names, even places have changed. But the ministry continues. If you are a believer, pray for these women and the people who minister to them. And if you aren’t a believer, think about the Free Gift that God is offering to you. All you have to do is choose to accept it.” – Deanna King